accolades
Accolades
Wine Shows
In its short history, Ironcloud has won numerous Australian and International awards and received strong praise from respected Australian wine writers.

The Alliance Cabernet Malbec 2014
New Zealand International Wine Challenge 2017: Gold
Geographe and WA Alternative Varieties Wine Show 2017: Trophy - Best Geographe Red Blend

Rock of Solitude Chardonnay 2014
New Zealand International Wine Challenge 2015: Gold
London International Wine Challenge 2015: Silver

Rock of Solitude Cabernet Malbec 2014
New Zealand International Wine Challenge 2015: Silver
Boutique Wine Awards 2016: Silver

Rock of Solitude Chardonnay 2015
Geographe Wine Show 2016: Gold
London International Wine Challenge 2016: Silver

Rock of Solitude Purple Patch GSM 2015
London International Wine Challenge 2016: Silver



ACCOLADES
critic ratings

Named one of James Halliday's Ten Dark Horses for 2018

James Halliday 2018 Wine Companion

2015 The Alliance Chardonnay / 95 points
- Outstanding + Special Value

"Takes the fruit flavours of its Rock of Solitude sibling by the scruff of its neck and engenders almost fierce drive, with crunchy acidity woven through grapefruit and apple skin. The finish is long, brilliantly clear and fresh."

2015 Rock of Solitude Purple Patch GSM / 95 points
- Outstanding + Special Value

"Juicy, spicy, peppery red fruits of a cool-grown GSM create a new field of opportunity, radically different from that of SA. The alcohol simply doesn't impact: it is a number without significance. This really hums with its energy, captivating your palate as it swoops by."

2015 Rock of Solitude Chardonnay / 94 points
- Highly Recommended

"Unforced and fruit-driven, demonstrating the superior Burgundy clones of 76, 95, 96 and 277 that work magic wherever they are grown: one of the 21st-century advances in the grape - hence wine - quality. The fragrant citrus blossom bouquet opens the door for white peach and grapefruit to strut their stuff on the long palate. Oak? Yes, it's there, but don't worry about finding it."

       

       

       

James Halliday 2017 Wine Companion

2014 Rock of Solitude Shiraz / 93 points
- Highly Recommended + Special Value

"A wine abuzz with a slew of aromas, flavours, textures and structure; seek and ye shall find. Red and black fruits, coffee, fruitcake and spice; you simply don't notice the alcohol, just the fine tannins on the finish."

2014 Rock of Solitude Cabernet Malbec / 92 points
- Highly Recommended + Special Value

"The malbec has introduced a fair lashing of plum into the blend, cabernet providing the structure it always has - and that malbec so often lacks. The result is an attractive wine with a chorus of dark fruits, soft tannins and enough oak."

2014 Rock of Solitude Purple Patch GSM / 91 points
- Highly Recommended

"Is its own master, not to be compared with SA blends; spiced plum and red cherry fruit have been dipped into a bowl of warm spices blended with fine tannins."

       

     

     

James Halliday 2016 Wine Companion

2013 Estate Shiraz / 93 points
- Highly Recommended + Special Value

"Confidently over-delivers in terms of complexity; bouquet and medium-bodied palate alike; the flavours build length, aided by savoury tannins. Terrific value."

2013 Estate Purple Patch / 91 Points
- Highly Recommended

"A 'best barrel' selection of 50/40/10% Grenache, shiraz and mourvedre, the percentages varying from year to year. Geographe has a cooler climate than McLaren Vale, placing more emphasis on finesse and savoury fruit flavours, but the breeding of the wine is clear and very different from the other Pepperilly Estate wines."

2013 Estate Cabernet Malbec / 91 Points
- Highly Recommended

"A 70/30% estate-grown blend. There is a slightly peppery (no pun intended) finish to the palate after the fragrant cassis and plum of the bouquet. Gives every indication that another year to two will calm things down nicely."

2014 Estate Sauvignon Blanc Semillon / 90 Points
- Highly Recommended + Special Value

"No frills; Sauvignon Blanc does most of the work, with a full range of tropical fruits giving richness, the Semillon contributing."